|8:00 am-4:00 pm||Crop Production Clinic-Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center|
|9:00 am-1:00 pm||AARP Driver Safety Program - Lincoln, NE Lancaster Extension Education Center|
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom course designed for motorists 50 and older. The course will be presented in Lincoln as a one 4-hour session. A certified AARP instructor will teach the course. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members payable at the door. To register for the class, call 402-441-7180.
You will learn:
• defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of road,
• how to deal with aggressive drivers,
• techniques to handle driving situations such as left turns, rights-of-way, and blind spots, and
• how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts.
There is no test. Course participants may be eligible to receive an insurance discount — consult your insurance agent for further details.
|10:30 am-3:00 pm||E2 Day CHASE HALL|
Come to Engineering Day at UNL East Campus and learn more about Biological Systems Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. Meet professors and students working in these areas and see their research. Find out about degree programs and scholarships. Try hands-on activities and tour facilities. Lunch and free parking provided. Prospective students and their teachers/families should register by Jan. 11 at http://go.unl.edu/e2day.
|10:30 am-12:00 pm||Governor's Proclamation Signing Ceremony – "One Book One Nebraska Reads 'I Am a Man'" State Capitol Building |
Governor Heineman is holding a proclamation signing ceremony honoring 2012 as One Book One Nebraska Reads I Am A Man Wednesday. The event will be held in the Warner Chamber on the second floor of the Nebraska State Capitol at 1445 K Street beginning 10:30 a.m. on January 18.
“I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice,” by Joseph Starita, was chosen as the 2012 One Book One Nebraska selection in October 2011.
His book highlights the courageous court battle of the Ponca chief to gain equality for his people under the law.
“I Am A Man” was selected for the One Book - One Lincoln community reading program in 2010.
Starita uses proceeds from his book and fees for related speaking engagements to create the Standing Bear Memorial Scholarship Fund for Nebraska Native American high school students.
Starita’s 1995 book, “The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey,” received a 1996 Pulitzer Prize nomination, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award and has been published in six foreign languages. “The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge” traces the lives of Dull Knife and members of four succeeding generations.
In July 2011, Starita received the National Education Association’s Leo Reano Memorial Award, acknowledging his work toward the education and achievement of equal opportunity for American Indians.
About Governor Heineman’s Proclamations
Photographs will be available for viewing and downloading within 48 hours of the signing ceremony at the following links:
About One Book One Nebraska
One Book One Nebraska is sponsored by Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Association and Nebraska Library Commission. Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations plan activities and events statewide to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book.
|11:45 am-1:00 pm||UAAD/UNOPA Joint Meeting NEBRASKA UNION|
Our annual joint meeting features Meg Lauerman, Director of University Communications.
|3:00 pm||NASA's Polzin speaks Jan. 18 on Research in Electric Propulsion SCOTT ENGINEERING CENTER|
Kurt Polzin will speak Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in Scott Engineering Center Room 237, on NASA Research in Electric Propulsion.
Hosted by UNL Electrical Engineering, Polzin will discuss pulsed inductive thrusters in his work as Electric Propulsion Project Leader at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||Spring 2012 Water Seminar Series HARDIN HALL|
Richard Palmer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will present on the topic "Using Hydrologic Models to Estimate the Impact of Climate Change on River Flows, Water Supply Reliability and Ecosystem Responses."
This seminar is co-sponsored by the School of Natural Resources.
An abstract may be found at http://watercenter.unl.edu/SpringSeminars/SpringSeminarSeries_Modeling2012.asp.
The complete schedule of seminars may be found at http://watercenter.unl.edu/downloads/2012_SpringSeminarPoster.pdf.
|3:30 pm||Olson Seminar - "Buffalo Bill's Great Plains, 1846-1879" Great Plains Art Museum|
"Buffalo Bill's Great Plains, 1846-1879"
Speaker: Douglas Seefeldt, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, UNL. Sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies. Free and open to the public.
|5:30 pm-7:00 pm||Whitman's Leaves, Gamberale's Foglie d'erba and the language of Futurism and Fascism ANDREWS HALL|
|5:30 pm||Womens and Gender Studies Colloquium by Marina Camboni Bailey Library|
Camboni’s lecture will explore the curious use and abuse of “manliness” as translators remade Whitman to advance fascism. Camboni’s work on poetry translation places issues of women and gender in a transnational and multilingual perspective.
|7:00 pm||Martin Luther King Jr. Week Event Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center|
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, 15th and S streets -- "Martin Luther King Jr. and the Global Struggle Against Racial Discrimination," international human rights lecture by professor Brian Lepard of the University of Nebraska College of Law.
|7:30 pm-9:00 pm||Guest artist: Robert Satterlee KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Pianist Robert Satterlee will give a recital on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The repertoire will include Two Etudes (Homage to William Albright) by David Gompper, bodacious gaits by Doug Opel, La folia II: Lacuna by Marilyn Shrude, Vendaval by Gabriela Lena Frank, torn by Evan Chambers, Estela: Rag Latino by William Bolcom, Prelude and Toccata by Evan House, and Five Chromatic Dances by William Albright.
Satterlee has developed a reputation as an accomplished and versatile solo recitalist and chamber musician. He plays regularly throughout the United States, delighting audiences with his incisive and imaginative performances. He has appeared on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago, San Francisco’s Old First Concert Series, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minn., the Music Teachers National Association national conventions, the Quad Cities Mozart Festival and many colleges and universities.
In the summer of 2011 he played concerts at the new Romanian-American festival in Romania, the World Piano Conference in Serbia and at the Interlochen Arts Center in the United States. He recently was a featured performer at the Piano Plus Festival and the Corfu Festival in Greece and has also played concerts in China, Thailand, Sweden, Holland and Kenya. He has been heard in radio broadcasts throughout the United States, most notably on Minnesota Public Radio and WFMT in Chicago.
Music of our time plays an important role in Satterlee’s performing activity, and he has given premieres of several works. In June of 2004 he was invited to perform at the Music04 festival in Cincinnati, where he shared a program with the composer and pianist Frederick Rzewski. In 2006 he toured the US with a program of the composer’s works, including a new piece specially written for the tour, and has recorded a CD of his works.
Satterlee’s most recent commissioning project centers around the American composer William Albright, a long time member of the faculty at the University of Michigan. Satterlee has commissioned his former students and colleagues to write solo piano works in Albright’s memory, which he pairs with Albright’s seminal work, the “Five Chromatic Dances”.
Satterlee’s avid interest in chamber music has led him to collaborate with members of the Chicago, London, Philadelphia and Detroit Symphony Orchestras in chamber music performances, and he was co-artistic director of Chamber Music Quad Cities, an organization presenting a concert series and music festival in Iowa and Illinois. He was also a member of the North Coast Chamber Players, a string/winds mixed ensemble which toured extensively on the West Coast.
Satterlee was appointed in the fall of 1998 to the piano faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, having previously held teaching positions in Illinois, Missouri, California and Connecticut. He teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany during summers. He has been awarded prizes in many competitions, among them honors in the St. Louis Symphony Young Artists Competition. Satterlee has participated in many music festivals and summer programs, including the Aspen Festival, the Banff Centre, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Festival at Sandpoint. He holds degrees in piano from Yale University, Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.